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What is the best way to remove a rock hard, petrified, baked on cylinder base gasket from the cylinder without destroying the aluminum?

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Very patiently. For these, I use a gasket scraper that is designed to hold a single edged razor blade. You can use a window scraper as well. You just have to "shave" the gasket off. If you know someone that owns a glass beading cabinet they might can get it off for you.

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